Maybe it's a gimmick, but I enjoy makeup that allows me to mix, blend and customize my shades if I feel like, or just swirl my brush over the entire product and use it as is. Sundance, a Mineral Radiance bronzer from Youngblood Cosmetics is a good example. I use an angled face brush and usually concentrate on the colors other than the bronze, but for an evening look or to fake a serious tan I get some of that glow onto the brush.
Sundance is very pigmented and as finely milled as possible, allowing for a good and even coverage with the lightest application. There's a very minimal and subtle shimmer and the colors can also act as highlighter or eye shadow when used with the appropriate brush. I always use a finishing powder on top and the bronzer has proven to be sweat and weather-proof.
Sundance looks good on tan, bronzed or olive skin, but for paler complexion or a more natural look I'd suggest you try the same product in Splendor, which is much rosier. I think I'll get that one for winter.
Bottom Line: Now I just need a tropical vacation.
Youngblood Mineral Radiance Bronzer ($39) is available from Henri Bendel and ybskin.con. I recieved the press sample directly from the company.
All photos by me.